Origin of siliceous
Examples from the Web for silicious
The jewels were cut with copper tools with the aid of a silicious sand.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2|Hubert Howe Bancroft
The chitin of the shell is covered with silicious particles of diverse size.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole|Gary N. Calkins
Tripoli powder, extensively used for polishing, consists mainly of the silicious shells of Diatoms.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils|Peter Gray
They had no smiths, supplying their place by a very considerable skill in the cleavage of silicious stones.
It is composed of carbonate of lime imperfectly burned, of silicious sand, and pounded Roman brick, in almost equal proportions.Bell's Cathedrals: The Church of St. Martin Canterbury|C. F. Routledge